Lee Fields & The Expressions - It Rains Love (Big Crown)
Add Date: 04/02/2019
Focus Tracks: 1, 4, & 6
Formats: Top 200, Modern Rock Specialty, & Triple A
Artist Info: 50 years into an acclaimed career, 68-year-old Lee Fields is one of soul’s hardest-working and most prolific musicians. A$AP Rocky, J Cole, and Travis Scott have sampled his fervent yet tender melodies and deep funk beats. Writing, recording, and performing with white-hot tenacity and his trademark suits, Fields isn’t slowing down–his enthralling new album, It Rains Love, is out April 5th on Big Crown Records.
Produced by Leon Michels (Lana Del Rey, Adele, Beyoncé & Jay Z), It Rains Love is Fields’ fifth album with The Expressions and evolves his wide-spanning career that has compelled Vice to call him “the coolest mother***er to sing words into a microphone.”
It Rains Love crackles with an intimate warmth and Lee’s inimitable, deeply wise voice. From the buoyant horns and snapping hi-hats of the title track — an ode to domestic bliss and Lee’s own 40+ year marriage — to the conga-fueled funk of “A Promise Is A Promise” and beyond, It Rains Love is a fitting showcase for the expressive verve and love-obsessed philosophy of the godfather of New York’s soul revival.
Lee Fields was born in Wilson, NC, and moved to New York in the ‘60s at age 17 with only $2 to his name. Since then, he’s released dozens of LPs and singles, operating at what Pitchfork calls “a continuous peak” — the rarest of these recordings fetch four-figure asking prices on the internet.
Lee Fields & The Expressions are preparing for their biggest tour to date, including Brooklyn Steel on May 11th and more — see below.